The Vermont Cynic

Women’s lacrosse looking ahead after rough season

Stephanie Aurenz, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

Filed under Sports

Women’s lacrosse will be back on the field in less than a month, and the team is feeling optimistic coming out of preseason.The Catamounts struggled last year going 1-15 for the season, but senior captain Courtney Cole said the team is looking strong.“We got the opportunity to have several captain’s practices to...

New eSports league kicks off

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

January 28, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

As spectators took their seats in anticipation, the athletes they had come to watch took their positions as well. They were also sitting in chairs.The fans in Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California, saw the beginning of a new eSports league Jan. 10.eSports is a form of organized competitive online gaming that is ofte...

Men’s hockey bounces back after close loss

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018

Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The Catamounts fell just short of their fifth win of the season Friday tonight, as the University of Massachusetts Lowell came back from a two-goal deficit.Vermont held a two goal lead with 11 minutes left in third, until Lowell scored three unanswered goals, including an overtime goal by forward Connor Wilson.The Ca...

Senior forward shines for women’s hockey

Maddie Allen, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

Senior forward MacKenzie MacNeil was named Hockey East Player of the Week following her strong play in the Theresa Humes Invitational.In the Catamounts’ game against Ryerson Dec. 29, MacNeil tallied three goals in the 8-2 win.“On the ice, Mackenzie brings exceptional speed to our team. She is easily one of the fastest players...

Sophomore forward brings repeated success on the court

Will Santacroce, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

Last year, sophomore forward Hanna Crymble started every game and led the women’s basketball team in points and rebounds. It was her first season on the team.Crymble was awarded the America East Conference Rookie of the Week four times that year and qualified for the All-Rookie team.This season looks no different. ...

Lacrosse ready to bounce back

Nickie Morris, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

Filed under Sports

The 2018 men’s lacrosse team is a deeply optimistic and committed group, despite finishing with a 5-8 record last year, their worst season since 2014.Led by senior captains James Leary and returning red shirt senior Ian MacKay, the team is greatly anticipating their Feb. 1 start in Greenville, South Carolina against ...

Hockey alumni called in for 2018 Olympics

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

January 18, 2018

Filed under Sports

Two UVM hockey alumni have been called upon to represent their nation at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month.Former women’s hockey player Amanda Pelkey ‘15 was brought in for the US women’s team, while Ryan Gunderson ‘07 will represent the US men.Pelkey, a native of Montpelier, has been a st...

Women’s hockey upsets No. 5 Minnesota

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

January 17, 2018

Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

UVM women’s hockey went into Friday night’s game at No. 5 University of Minnesota struggling, having gone ten NCAA games without a win, but on the brink of making history.When they left the Ridder Arena ice, the streak was over and history was made.Fuelled by three points from first-year forward Alyssa Holmes, the Catamounts stunn...

Women’s hockey falls at home

Women’s hockey falls at home

December 14, 2017

The Vermont women’s hockey team fell in their last game this semester, extending their winless streak ...

Club hockey president fights for logo rights

Club hockey president fights for logo rights

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017

Filed under Sports

UVM is known as Catamount country. At varsity games, our athletes sport the fighting catamount on their...

Seniors tabbed to lead men’s lacrosse team

Sabrina Hood, Cynic Correspondent

December 10, 2017

Filed under Sports

The UVM men’s lacrosse team has announced their captains for the upcoming season.The team anticipates a stronger and more cohesive season, which begins in February.The team gave the most votes for senior midfielder Ian MacKay and senior defender James Leary to captain again. Last season, the team had five captai...

Men’s hockey scores young commitments for the future

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

December 8, 2017

Filed under Sports

Two 15-year-old hockey players have announced their commitment to Vermont men’s hockey.Defenseman Austin Cook announced his commitment Nov. 27, according to a tweet by his current team, Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut.“Congratulations to U-15 defenseman Austin Cook on his commitment to @UVMmhockey!...

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